Planting UK woodlands for carbon capture and ecosystem services

Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK. Through the planting of 7.0 million new trees in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 1,400,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s air, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

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Forest Carbon supports new Northumberland forest

Mar 16, 2018

Forest Carbon is suporting the largest new productive woodland to be planted in England in the past 25 years. The project, near Wooler in Northumberland, will cover over 800 acres, comprise over 600,000 trees and capture over 90,000tonnes of CO2. The forest will be managed under the continuous cover method, meaning selctive thinning will lead to an all age forest with no clear-felling.

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Kier Living's carbon investment is supporting sustainable timber in the UK

Sep 01, 2017

With the UK being the third largest importer of timber in the world, after China and Japan, and with

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Forest Carbon supports Microsoft in its new Irish forest creation programme

Apr 21, 2017

Ireland’s targets for afforestation have received a boost thanks to a new intervention by Microsoft, working with Natural Capital Partners and Forest Carbon. The programme will enable the planting of trees on 137 hectares of land over the next two years. Ireland is one of Europe’s least forested countries and the programme will make an important contribution to the country’s native woodland creation goals – targets which are not currently being met. The newly created forests will also sequester ...

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Forest Carbon supports new Northumberland forest

Mar 16, 2018

Forest Carbon is suporting the largest new productive woodland to be planted in England in the past 25 years. The project, near Wooler in Northumberland, will cover over 800 acres, comprise over 600,000 trees and capture over 90,000tonnes of CO2. The forest will be managed under the continuous cover method, meaning selctive thinning will lead to an all age forest with no clear-felling.

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Kier Living's carbon investment is supporting sustainable timber in the UK

Sep 01, 2017

With the UK being the third largest importer of timber in the world, after China and Japan, and with

Read More

Where our
woodlands are

Forest Carbon leads the way in voluntary carbon woodland creation in the UK. Through the planting of over 7.0 million new trees in 130+ new woodlands in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 1,400,000 tonnes of CO2 from the nation’s atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

The quality of our schemes is assured by the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code which certifies our projects in important areas like biodiversity, ‘additionality’, risk management and carbon capture measurement.

Compensating for your unavoidable environmental impact by helping to create a new woodland is rewarding in many ways. Check out our woodland location map and see what trees we’ve planted.

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